Supportive Solutions To Restore Regional Weaving Practices
Weaver and designer Dianoshiya Dorothy Clement joins us to introduce her work with artisans in the Chennimalai province of the Tamil Nadu region of India. With the population of weavers decreasing due to lack of demand and increase in faster textile production elsewhere, there needs to be sympathetic solutions that will provide the craftspeople with both income and creativity to restore the pride in this profession.
This is a beautiful explanation of how to work supportively with an artisan community, along with insight into the affects of declining production on poverty levels. The lesson also includes a film from Dianoshiya that gives you a real look at what handloom weavers do.
In this video you'll learn:
- About the weaving communities of Southern India and the negative social issues caused by the increase in mechanised textile production
- What impact industrialisation has on different textile products based on their designs
- How Dianoshiya used her graduate collection to raise awareness of the weaving communities and to support their practice
- How Dianoshiya embedded the UN's Sustainable Development Goals into her collection and business
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Innovative Business Through Textile Re-Use In The Backyard Garment Sectorwith Maveen Pereira
Traidcraft Exchange's research, funded with the help of TRAID, into the informal garment industry in Bangladesh offers an insightful vision of the potential to reduce textile waste and increase creative income for local entrepreneurs in a country where the global ready-made garment sector dominates the economy. In this Lesson, you'll learn more about the backyard garment industry in Bangladesh.
This is a segment cut from a full interview with Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes at Traidcraft Exchange.